Affinity Law Director, Nicola Kitchener, recently ran the Virgin London Marathon and raised thousands for charities. Here’s what she had to say about after the event:
“Since setting up Affinity Law in August 2008, working all hours has had a detrimental effect on my health such that in August 2014 I had a job to walk up a (rather steep) hill in San Francisco with my Daughter saying “come on Mummy, you can make it!”. At this point I realised I was going to have to alter my work/ life balance and so made what friends have considered to be a crazy decision to enter the Virgin London Marathon.
After securing my place in October through the ballot I set about training which involved two 6.30 am dark winter starts midweek and a long run at the weekend in the rain, ice and snow.
I completed the Marathon which was an awesome (but painful) experience. I am now addicted to running and am planning to run the Loch Ness Marathon on 27th September 2014. In addition, I intend to enter another European Marathon next year to celebrate my 50th Birthday.
My fundraising was for the Child Brain Injury Trust, a charity that supports children and their families with brain injuries and the NSPCC. I raised over £4,000 for the charities.
Running is the best stress busting activity and I would recommend it to everyone. What are you waiting for, get your trainers on!”